Valais (West)

The French-speaking western part of the Valais is sandwiched between two ranges of the Alps and bordered to the north by the Bernese Oberland, to the south by Italy and to the west by France.

It is an exceptional tourist and gastronomic destination, producing great wines and the famous raclette cheese, as well as apricots and williams pears which distillates are known internationally. It is a French-speaking region, but ancient dialects are still spoken in the most remote valleys.

It is of course also a paradise for winter sports and summer hiking. This part of the Valais is home to the world-famous resort of Verbier and the Grand-Saint-Bernard and Forclaz passes, which connect the Rhone Valley with the Aosta Valley in Italy and the Chamonix Valley in France.

We are showing only a few places at the moment, but new sections focused on the Sierre Region and on Val d'Anniviers are currently being developed.

Discover also the Upper Valais (Wallis), the German-speaking part of the canton!
Discovering Valais

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